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Saturday, November 1 2014

Job 22: Precept Upon Precept, Line Upon Line

"ALL Scripture is given by inspiration of God"

The Holy Bible is the Sacred Word of God (see What Does Word of God Mean To You?) that has been translated into the many tongues (i.e. languages; see The Word Of God In The Tongues Of Man; see also Aramaic: The Syrian Tongue Of Jesus) of humanity. It is to be used for worthy teaching and understanding - the basis from which the righteous path may be found (see Strait Is The Gate And Narrow Is The Way and The Messiah's Teachings About Gates).

"3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." (2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV)

As stated above, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." The emphasis is on the word all which does not mean that every single verse alone can necessarily be taken out of context and used as whole Truth. The Bible is a whole book from which the whole Truth may be found.

Luther Bible The Holy Scriptures should always be quoted in full context i.e. read the entire Bible and quote any single verse with the depth and understanding provided by all Scripture.

"28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little" (Isaiah 28:10 KJV)

A prime example of why "precept must be upon precept" was when the Messiah told Peter that He was going to be killed in Jerusalem. Peter, who was yet to fully understand what the Messiah was teaching them, responded with a vehement "this shall not be unto thee."

"16:21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

16:22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.

16:23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Matthew 16:21-26 KJV)

Could the Bible be wrongfully quoted as saying that Peter opposed the Messiah being sacrificed? Yes, that's what he said, while he was still blinded by Satan ("But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me"), before he later understood fully. Peter himself would not have agreed with his earlier quotation because although his "heart" was right, his understanding was not yet fulfilled (see Their Eyes Opened After Christ's Tomb Did).

"2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 2:24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it." (Acts 2:22-24 KJV)

The Holy Scriptures are filled with verses that can be quoted out of context - with the result of making the Bible "plainly" seem to say what it really doesn't say - a situation that does not occur for those whose understanding is based upon all Scripture, "For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little." That includes many of the verses in the Book of Job whereby his friends wrongly accused Job of evil. They saw only the destruction - not who actually caused it and the reason why (see the Fact Finder question below).

"22:1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,

22:2 Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto himself? 22:3 Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?

22:4 Will he reprove thee for fear of thee? will he enter with thee into judgment? 22:5 Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities infinite? 22:6 For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing. 22:7 Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry. 22:8 But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the honourable man dwelt in it. 22:9 Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless have been broken. 22:10 Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden fear troubleth thee; 22:11 Or darkness, that thou canst not see; and abundance of waters cover thee.

22:12 Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are! 22:13 And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud? 22:14 Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven. 22:15 Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden? 22:16 Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood: 22:17 Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them? 22:18 Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.

22:19 The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to scorn. 22:20 Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the fire consumeth.

22:21 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. 22:22 Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart. 22:23 If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles. 22:24 Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks. 22:25 Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver. 22:26 For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God. 22:27 Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows. 22:28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways. 22:29 When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person. 22:30 He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is delivered by the pureness of thine hands." (Job 22:1-30 KJV)

Fact Finder: Why did Satan want to attack Job? What was Satan's goal?
See How Did The Devil Challenge Job To Commit A Satan?, What Was In The Heart Of Job's Tabernacle?, What Did Satan Do To Job's Soul? and Satan's Calling

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This Day In History, November 1

79: Near Naples, Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the ancient Roman port city of Pompeii.

365: The Alamanni (a confederation of Germanic tribes) crossed the Rhine River and invaded Gaul. Roman Emperor Valentinian I took command of the Roman army to defend the Gallic cities. Germany later became the prophetic successor of the Roman Empire (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).

1043: Holy Roman emperor Henry III (see The Holy Roman Empire) married Agnes of Poitou, a descendant of kings of Burgandy and Italy, to form an alliance designed to seal the empire's relations with the neighboring states to the west.

1512: Michelangelo's painting of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel ceiling was opened to the public.

1520: The Strait of Magellan, the passage south of mainland South America connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, was first discovered and navigated by a European, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, during the first around the world voyage.

The Pacific Ocean

1683: The British colony of New York (named after England's Duke of York and Albany) was subdivided into 12 counties.

1688: During the Glorious Revolution, William III of Orange departed from Hellevoetsluis in the Netherlands to assume the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland from King James II of England.

1762: French troops capitulated at Cassel and evacuated to the right bank of the Rhine during the Seven Years War.

1755: An earthquake destroyed Lisbon, Portugal and killed 60,000 people.

1765: The British Parliament enacted the Stamp Act, a tax on the New England colonies that helped to pay for British military defense of those same colonies against invasion by the powerful French and Spanish military presence in North America (see the actual newspaper report below).

The Stamp Act The French held extensive colonies in what is today eastern Canada and Louisiana, while the Spanish (thanks to Christopher Columbus who claimed the entire "New World" for Spain and the Papacy; see the map of the voyages of Columbus at Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy) held the vast Caribbean region from Florida to what is today Mexico, and south into South America.

Ironically, the tax to pay for the defense of the colonies became one of the major incitement tactics used by the leaders of the revolution. France eagerly assisted the insurgency (while hypocritically tolerating no independence for their own colonies throughout North America), with the intent to invade them once the British military connection could be broken. France couldn't carry through with their strategic plan because of the disastrous wars that the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte started in Europe and into Russia (the Napoleonic Wars, 1799-1815) that consumed the French army, culminating in the famous Battle of Waterloo (Belgium) in June 1815, during which Prussian (German) and British forces routed the French army under Napoleon.

1790: Edmund Burke published "Reflections on the Revolution in France" that predicted that the French Revolution would fail.

1800: U.S. President John Adams became the first President of the U.S. to live in the Executive Mansion, later renamed the White House. That original White House was burned to the ground by Royal Marines during the War of 1812 (1812-1814, started by U.S. President James Madison with the publicly-stated goal of annexing Canada and subjecting its people to colonial rule by politicians in Washington) in retaliation for the U.S. burning of the Parliament Building in York (known today as Toronto) earlier in the year.

1814: The Congress of Vienna opened with the purpose of re-drawing the European political map after the defeat of France during the Napoleonic Wars.

1856: Britain declared war on Persia (Persia is known today as Iran) after Persia invaded Afghanistan (see also Iran's Greatest Leader Was Pro-Zionist).

1869: Louis Riel seized Fort Garry (Winnipeg, Manitoba) during the Red River Rebellion.

1932: Wernher von Braun was named head of Adolf Hitler's (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion) liquid-fuel rocket program that was used to bomb Britain (in which thousands of British civilians were killed and wounded) during the Second World War (1939-1945). After the war, the "reformed Nazi" Wernher von Braun was admitted into the U.S. where the Nazi (he later admitted that he had been a member of both Hitler's political Nazi party and Hitler's war-criminal SS, "schutzstaffel") worked on the development of NASA rockets (despite the opposition of those who knew the truth about "the NASA Nazi," including many Jews and Jewish holocaust survivors) and U.S. nuclear missiles.

1936: Benito Mussolini announced the formation of the "Rome-Berlin Axis."

1939: The world's first jet plane, the German Heinkel HE 178, made its first flight.

1950: Pope Pius XII declared "the assumption of Mary" (i.e. taken into heaven, body and soul, upon her death) to be definitive dogma for Roman Catholics. The false doctrine is blatantly contrary to the true Word of God in the Holy Bible (see What Does The Bible Really Say About Your Soul?).

1956: The Springhill Mining Disaster in Springhill, Nova Scotia killed 39 miners; 88 were rescued.

1959: Jacques Plante of the Montreal Canadiens became the first goal tender to wear face protection in the National Hockey League.

1963: President Diem of South Vietnam was overthrown in a U.S.-staged coup. He was killed the next day.

1973: During the Watergate criminal investigations in Washington, Leon Jaworski was appointed as the new Watergate Special Prosecutor.

1984: Rajiv Gandhi was sworn-in as the Prime Minister of India amid anti-Sikh riots following the assassination of his mother, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, by two of her Sikh bodyguards. Rajiv Gandhi was in later years also assassinated, by a suicide bomber.

1993: The Maastrict Treaty came into effect, creating a new European Union (a Biblically-prophesied event - see What Is The Mark Of The Beast?).


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